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COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue in New River Valley

The health director says the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 variants

Nearly 70,000 vaccinated in the New River Valley
Nearly 70,000 vaccinated in the New River Valley

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – About 70,000 people in the New River Valley have been vaccinated so far.

Local health experts say that while COVID-19 variants are spreading across the United States, the best form of protection is having your shot.

“We are seeing that people who are fully vaccinated have very strong protection against illness hospitalizations and the variants so that’s great news,” New River Health Director Dr. Noelle Bissell said.

The New River Health District will continue to offer free vaccines and work with local pharmacies and doctors’ offices to expand access.

About the Author:

Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.